Then read this thread over at Slashdot. “How Google Could Overthrow AIM.”
Classic line: ” I don’t think that “Gim” is going to fly — I failed it in high school, and don’t want any more to do with it.”
But seriously, there has been a fair amount of talk about what Google might do next. And IM is not exactly a bad idea. I’d wager it’s made their Top 100 list.